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    Default Mile-wide asteroid with an orbiting moon expected to pass by Earth this Saturday



    A nearly mile-wide asteroid that has its own moon is expected to fly safely by Earth on Saturday. You can see the interesting video with credits to ESA and NASA about this here, at:
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    Default Re: Mile-wide asteroid with an orbiting moon expected to pass by Earth this Saturday

    Hmmm, if I had a bigger scope ...
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    That would leave a mark
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    Default Re: Mile-wide asteroid with an orbiting moon expected to pass by Earth this Saturday

    Is it just me or does there seem to be an increase in fly-by's!! Reminds me of a book I read as a youngster..."Assignment in Space with RIP Foster"!!

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    Hello Marshall! Please read my PM about my upcoming trip to Florida. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Mile-wide asteroid with an orbiting moon expected to pass by Earth this Saturday

    Drats! I haven't signed in recently so I'm just seeing this now. I would have loved to have observed it, and I've been out the last three mornings. It looks like it's still observable with my (club's) equipment for a few days, but because of the early dawn up north here and the late moonset now, I'd have to make a trip to the observing site for only an hour or so of dark skies. So I'll probably skip it. But thanks for posting this sort of thing!
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